Professional legal blogger: 2,600,000+ words. Law degree: Human rights law. Writes about: Politics, humor, baseball, writing, and the law.

It is deliciously ironic that I have become a full-time writer.

Yours Truly, in Zimbabwe | Photo by Author © 2012

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was still in middle school. Starting when I was 10 or so, I spent an hour every night handwriting a novel in a series of red notebooks. But I knew that being a novelist was a terrible career choice —…

It will eliminate the claim that an armed citizenry will stop repressive regimes

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In February, there was a coup in Myanmar, one of the countries in southeast Asia. The military, known as the Tatmadaw and which had relinquished some of its absolute control in order to make the country seem more democratic, was soundly defeated in the 2020 election. …

If they don’t, it will be because they committed rampant run fraud

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On April 1, Major League Baseball’s opening day, the World Series favorite Los Angeles Dodgers lost 8–5 to the team that could quite well end with the worst record in baseball, the Colorado Rockies.

Clayton Kershaw struggled into the sixth inning. The Dodgers got 15 hits and 8 walks, but…

You have to go all the way back to 1066 to see why the law so often uses two words that mean the same thing

William the Conqueror on Wikimedia Commons (image is in the public domain). Cropped by author.

The law is infamous for being exceptionally dry reading. Many non-lawyers find that famous judges known for their writing style and charm, like Oliver Wendell Holmes or Antonin Scalia, are merely readable. Others, like Felix Frankfurter, are inscrutable.

There are two common complaints about how the law is written. One…

Brits watching the U.S. program were stunned by drug advertisements, then the comparisons began

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I hate celebrity gossip. My apathy towards the personal lives of celebrities is borderline aggressive.

But I’m a legal writer and the strains of racial resentment run deep in the marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, so I’ve followed the buildup to, and now the fallout from, their interview…

No one bothers hiding their political agenda behind arguments and reason anymore

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Political hackery is the unprincipled advocacy of a political agenda or the pursuit of raw power, and boy has it turned a corner in the last decade. Gone are the good old days of politicians getting dragged through the mud for “flip-flopping” or changing their personal convictions. …

Sean Myers

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